In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.
Even as it gears up to woo investors in the state, mounting dues towards thermal powerplants, including private ones, have come to stare in the face of UP government.
Water shortages have disrupted India’s power plants for years, and are likely to worsen as power demands grow and climate change brings more frequent droughts – a reality that is adding urgency to government plans to boost use of renewable energy, analysts said.
The global economy is recovering at a snail’s pace. However, there are structural changes underway. Electricity is fast emerging as the primary choice of fuel in automobiles, instead of petrol and diesel. On the supply side, renewables are replacing conventional thermal-based energy sources.
The country’s largest electricity company will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to stop potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants from leaking into groundwater and nearby rivers under a deal with state regulators announced Tuesday.
The government expects to conduct auctions next month to help idling power plants that do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs).
After meeting a spurt in the demand for coalfrom the power sector, Coal India is set to prioritise on improving supplies to captive power producers to cater to the needs of cement, aluminium and sponge-iron sectors.
The Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it would not be possible to do a complete switch over from coal-based power plants—identified as the one of the biggest sources of pollution—to natural gas-based plants for electricity generation, due to the paucity of domestic natural gas. The government said that the existing stock of […]
The Supreme Court today said it would hear on Wednesday the issue relating to relaxation of the ban on the use of pet coke and furnace oil in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana for the cement industry and thermal power plants.
The government may allow power plants to pass on their investments in equipment to meet stringent environmental norms to consumers, and such costs will not be included during preparation of dispatch order to ensure these plants remain competitive.